Robert Schindler

Robert L. Schindler, 71, of Frankford, Mo., died at 6:34 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at his home in Frankford, Mo.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, at the Schindler Cemetery on Route T in rural Ralls County. Rev. Duke Hendrix officiated.

Friends and family were invited to Robert’s Life Celebration at a visitation that was from 5 – 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo.

Robert was born Oct. 4, 1949, in rural Ralls County to Albert Schindler and Ruth Smallwood Schindler.

Survivors include his two sons, Garrett Schindler (Mallery) and John Schindler (Randi), three brothers, Delbert Schindler, Francis Schindler (Debbie), Julius Edward Schindler (Linda), four sisters, Margaret McCarty, Elsie Towns (Jerry), Ada Griffith (Bob) and Fannie Golian, and eight grandchildren, Bentley, MaKenna, Audrey, Colin, Carson, Beth, Brayden and Amber.

His parents and one brother, Fred Schindler, died earlier.

Robert began his professional career at Galloway Limestone, working for over 20 years. He then retired after working more than 20 more years at Continental Cement. Robert was an avid gardener, working his fruit orchard, which featured apple, peach, pear, cherry and plum trees, just to name a few. He loved being outside, mowing the lawn or woodworking to make some of the most beautiful furniture. When Robert felt like relaxing, he’d take in an old black and white cowboy show, such as The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke or The Rifleman. He attended R.C. Harlow Auctions, always trying to collect Wheelhorse Tractors. Robert was helpful and handy, always the lovable, ornery jokester, but most of all, he was fiercely loyal. He had a huge heart and always held his family close. Robert will be heavily missed by anyone lucky enough to have met him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Junior Ellis Scholarship Fund.

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